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Man with shotgun killed during Newark police-involved shooting

Posted at 6:15 PM, Apr 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-06 19:36:33-04

NEWARK, N.J. — A Newark police officer fatally shot a man Thursday evening after he fired at officers, officials said.

The suspect fired a shotgun at police shortly after 5 p.m., authorities said. Newark police officers returned fire near the intersection of Hunterdon Street and Custer Avenue.

The man did not hit any officers, officials said. He was transported to University Hospital where he died.

Police have not yet identified the suspect.

The Essex County Prosecutor’s Office Professional Standards Bureau is investigating the shooting. Attorney General guidelines require an investigation when a law enforcement officer discharges their weapon.

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